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's no consistency in our policy decisions. in thegovernment's roleçxyxyx industry >> defense secretary chat -- defense secretary nominee, chuck hagel responded to questions concerning past statements on israel, iran, and nuclear weapons. this portion of the hearing is three hours. cable satellite corp. 2013] >> good morning, everybody. the committee meets today to consider the nomination of former senator chuck hagel to be secretary of defense. before i begin, i want to first welcome senator inhofe as the new ranking republican on our committee, succeeding senator mccain. senator mccain has been a great partner over the past six years, and i thank him for all the work he has done to get bills enacted, his leadership on a host of issues, his support for the work of this committee, and for always keeping our hearings likely. -- lively. senator inhofe has shown his strong commitment to the national defense over his 20 years on this committee. and i know that we are going to work well together and continue the bipartisan tradition of the committee. we are also pleased to welcome the eight senat
are militarily defensible? >> i think that it's all negotiable. the quartet principles of 2006, which president bush laid down in the two-state solution, all of those issues have to be resolved. land for peace, trading land, all of those are final status issues that are key to the future of israel or before israel can agree to anything. >> so you're saying you might describe a resolution of this crisis involving withdrawal to the pre-1967 borders as perhaps one among several tenable solutions? >> as part of what has been talked about and defined, as i said the main the 2006 quartet principles and u.s. resolutions -- u.n. resolutions that that is part of a final status set of issues that have to be resolved. the united states, no other country can impose that on israel. that is a negotiable issue. but it has been out there. that remains to be dealt with in negotiations. >> is it one that you think the united states should encourage? >> i would encourage peace and a secure, safe israel. that is what i think most of this would want to see. >> ok. in 2009, you made a statement suggesting that u.s.
senator chuck hagel to be secretary of defense. before i begin, i want to first welcome senator inhofe as the new ranking republican on our committee, succeeding senator mccain. senator mccain has been a great partner over the past six years, and i thank him for all the work he has done to get bills enacted, his leadership on a host of issues, his support for the work of this committee, and for always keeping our hearings likely. -- lively. senator inhofe has shown his strong commitment to the national defense over his 20 years on this committee. and i know that we are going to work well together and continue the bipartisan tradition of the committee. we are also pleased to welcome the eight senators who are joining the committee this year, both of those who are new to the senate and those who are new to our committee. senators donnelly, hirono, kaine, and king on the democratic side, and senators blunt, cruz, fischer, and lee on the republican side. you will all find that this is a wonderful committee where we work across party lines to support our troops and their families, and their
glenn was on it, lee hamilton, james woolsey, they had access to the defense department secret documents and information and they came out with quite a different view. let me point out some of the things they came up with. they said maintain the triad. they said maintain tactical nuclear weapons. they recommended no change in the alert status. the defense department's nuclear posture review under president obama and secretary gates found the alert status should not be altered. they fundamentally found a need for nuclear-weapons. that's the point. your commission basically says it undermines their request for nuclear-weapons. i will give you a chance to respond. global zero foresaw this argument before your report was issued. they said "the conditions that might make possible the global elimination of nuclear weapons are not present today and their creation would require a fundamental transformation of the world political order. that's a very strong statement and i think it was aimed at this idea that it is practical and realistic for us to expect the world is going to move to zero nuclea
] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> on c-span tonight, defense secretary leon panetta talked to students at georgetown university about the impact of sequestration on the military. at then leading republican members of the armed services committee talk about avoiding sequestration. then the house speaker response to president obama's proposal to delay spending cuts. president obama met with policy and labor organizations tuesday to discuss the immigration plan. on the next "washington journal," a look at the immigration debate with deepak bhargava. then jeff blake about the differences between the bipartisan immigration proposal. then a discussion about soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder. our guest is former special assistant for mental-health at the office of the army surgeon general. we will take your calls, and females, and tweets every morning starting at 7:00 eastern on c-span. >> on thursday, president obama and congressional leaders attended the national prayer breakfast. the event dates back to 1953 with president eisenhower. cnn live starting
that we should discuss defense issues. and they said they were willing to engage in those kinds of strategic talks. and i think it will be very important for them to know that the united states, japan, korea and other countries in the part of the world will do everything we have to do to promote security and prosperity and that they should be a part of that, not against it. >> good morning, mr. secretary. but i want to thank you for your lifetime of service and leadership. i am a second year in math and science and foreign service and domestic policy. i am also an army veteran and them currently a member of the maryland national guard. >> good for you. >> in the political crisis and the economic crisis in this country, in your speech, you've talked about "week, the people," -- "we, the people." i would like to bring up the social crisis currently. on average, members of the military commit suicide at the rate of 22 deaths per day. that is a the one death every 65 minutes. i would like to know what the department of defense and lawmakers can do to effectively address that crisis,
is legit. but we reached out to the defense department for details. u.s. officials said the drone malfunctioned and had to land. martha: u.s. national security taking its first big hit from looming defense budget cuts. we'll tell you what it is beginning to cut right now and why we are spending less on defense when our enemies are starting to spend a lot more. rick: millions of americans are bracing for what is expected to be a major winter storm. a live report from the fox weather center is coming up. martha: republicans are blasting the president's plan to delay spending cuts known as the sequester. john boehner says it's time to stop kicking the can down the road. >> washington desperately needs adult leadership. that's why republicans have twice voted to replace the sequester with common sense program that protect our national defense. martha: there evidence looming massive budget cuts is taking a toll on our defense. the pentagon is cutting our aircraft carriers from two to one to save money. look at these numbers. by 2015, russia's defense spending as part of their gdp is ex
of defense. earlier this weekend, i sat down for a rare joint interview with the top military leadership the outgoing secretary f defense leon panetta and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff general martin dempsey. >>> secretary panetta, welcome back to "meet the press." general dempsey, welcome. let me start with the man that is poised to take your place. he underwent on thursday a pretty tough round of questioning. he seemed to struggle with a lot of the answers. of course this is chuck hagel, the former republican senator from nebraska. look at some of his answers. >> i should have used another term, and i'm sorry. i would like to go back and change the words and the meaning. the bigger point is, what i was saying, i think -- what i meant to say, should have said, is recognizable. it's been recognized, is recognized. well, i said it. and i don't remember the context or when i said it. well, i said what i said. i said many, many things over many years. that's what i should have said. and thank you. >> secretary panetta, many of those answers did not satisfy a lot of republicans.
cuts and reforms that protect our national defense. that's why republicans have passed budgets in each of the last two years and will pass another one here in the coming weeks. we believe there is a better way to lower the devers, but americans do not -- to lower the deficit, but americans do not support sacrificing real spenged cuts for more tax hikes. the president's sequester should be replaced with spending cuts and reforms that put us on a path to balance a budget over the next 10 years. the american people believe that the tax question has been settled. they know the president called for a balanced approach to the debt. combination of revenues and spending cuts, and they know he's gotten his revenue. the american people do not believe the president will use further tax revenues to lower the debt. and haven't seen this president attempt to spend his way into prosperity over the last four years, they know he'll spend it. the president doesn't believe we have a spending problem. he general winly believes the government -- genuinely believes the government spending causes economic gr
, outgoing defense secretary leon panetta and general martin dempsey, testify about the benghazi, libya attack. and then a discussion on the federal response to soldiers with post dramatic stress disorder. and later, president obama and congressional leaders speak at the fellowship foundation's prayer breakfast. testified about the attack thon u.s. consulate in benghazi, libarch that killed ambassador stevens and three other americans. the pentagon never received the request from the state academy for security, and did not have the resources to get support on the ground in time to thwart the attackers. leon panetta is stepping down. this hearing is four hours and 15 minutes. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> good morning, everybody. today the committee welcomes secretary of defense, leon panetta, and the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, general martin dempsey. to testify about the department of defense's response the deadly terrorist attack on the u.s. temporary mission facility in benghazi, libya, last year. and the findings of its internal review following t
's really not catching fire. a lot of defense industry lobbyists are giving republicans heat, they don't feel heat from the constituents because the constituents they think want to see real spending cuts. americans want spending cuts, they don't want political gains. >> i really do. i think when you look at the poll, americans still want smaller government and fewer services, aka spending cuts. i think this is the white house's big mistake, they're barking up the wrong tree. the only question i have, it is after all republicans, will they hang tough? in your opinion, you're closer to it, will they hang tough? >> i spent all day on capitol hill talking to house republicans privately saying what's going to happen between now and march 1st? they say the house leader has promised them privately they're not going to replace the sequester unless there are real cuts to replace the sequester, nothing else, tax reform, tinkering with the tax code, different kinds of cuts is not going to cut it because house republicans have been promised the sequester is going to happen unless it's a real solid
a secretary of defense is confronting today. what about the war in afghanistan? what about the war on terrorism? what about the budgety is quester and what impact it will have on readiness? what about middle east turmoil? what about cyber attacks? all of the issues that confront a secretary of defense, frankly, those were -- we just did not see enough time spent on discussing those issues. and in the end, that's what counts. >> you're fully confident chuck hagel is prepared to take your place? >> absolutely. >> general dempsey, we did a word count. something like 37 mentions of afghanistan in an eight-hour hearing. more than 130 mentions of israel. do you think that the questioning was not directed in the right place? >> well, i was somewhat surprised at the things that weren't discussed in depth. but i'm always concerned when afghanistan isn't prominent in any conversation we're having as americans because we have 68,000 young men and women serving there. >> are you confident of chuck hagel? have you spent time with him? you guys have to have a partnership. secretary of defense, c
in washington are no more defensible than the path of wasteful and a responsible spending we've been on for decades. working families should come first. everyone agrees a fairer, simpler tax code would get all of us more time. in the attempt to make the tax code simpler, we must continue to demonstrate support for young parents who invest in having kids and raising a family. because after all, they are america's most valued investors. in 1997, republican congress created the child tax credit specifically to help ease the financial burden of families raising children. in 2001, it was expanded. such a policy helps to limit the size of government and results in fewer americans looking to the government for support. now leading up to april 15, families will be besieged by concerns over their taxes. but it's health care and the concern for a healthy family that always worries parents most. most americans have come to expect the best health care in the world, but there's no doubt that our current system is too complex and too costly. president obama's health care law resulted in higher pre
, the secretary of defense revealed after five months that while four americans died tragically, president obama and hillary clinton were awol and the defense department and the joint chiefs of staff were apparently unable to do anything to save our boys. tough story. we'll talk about it. "the kudlow report" begins right now. >>> first up the big story this evening. the northeast getting pounded with snow. nbc's jay gray is in boston, and that's still expected to be where the worst of it will happen. jay, governor patrick in massachusetts ordered all cars off the road at 4:00 p.m. today. does it look like people are following that order? >> reporter: hey there and good evening from boston. yeah, for the most part it looks like people are complying with that order to stay off the roadways. from our vantage point over the last couple of hours all we've seen are plows, sanding trucks and emergency officials out. that's good news. it means people are listening. they're inside their homes and trying to ride this storm out. look, this may be the hardest-hit area in this blizzard. forecasters saying we
as it relates to defense. i repeat, $2.6 trillion already all coming from non-defense. if we're going to have sequester the defense has to do their share. >> "meet the press" i asked leon panetta how likely it is that automatic defense cuts will actually go into effect. is sequester going to happen? >> i certainly hope not. if congress stands back and allows sequester to take place i think it would really be a shameful in irresponsible act. why in god's name would members of the congress elected by the american people that would undermine the support for our men and women in uniform? why would do you that? >> secretary panetta defended the man the president picked to succeed him, former nebraska senator chuck hagel telling me members of the armed services committee passed up the opportunity for more important questions in order to launch partisan attacks. >> it's pretty obvious that the political knives were out for chuck hagel. >> that's what you think it was. it was totally partisan? >> what disappointed me, they talked about past quotes. what about the war in afghanist afghanistan, the war
to the same committee room that we will take you to now. we went there to hear defense nominee chuck hagel's testimony. they will come in soon. a little bit later, at 2:30 p.m. in the senate intelligence committee, john brennan's confirmation will be life. you see senator mccain. you have the ranking for the senate armed service committee. this should begin in a second. let us watch. we will cavill and to hear from defense secretary leon panetta and general martin dempsey about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi that resulted in the death of four americans. one week ago today, this committee heard from senator chuck hegel -- hagel to be the next defense secretary. the center of south carolina said he would put a hold on former senator hagel's nomination unless leon panetta agreed to testify. this is the first of two harris we will show you today. this and later this afternoon, the confirmation hearing for cia director nominee, john brennan, currently the counter-terrorism chief. >> good morning, everybody. we welcome secretary of defense leon panetta and the chairman of the joint
time with him? you guys have to have a partnership. secretary of defense, chairman of the joint chiefs of staffs, whether you like each other or are not, are you confident you can have a good relationship with him? >> i have spent time with senator hagel, including when he was teaching over at georgetown, on strategic issues. and in helping prepare him for this confirmation hearings, we had several opportunities to talk about strategy. and i found him well prepared and very thoughtful about it. >> were his answers to you better than the answers you saw there? >> i'm not going to grade his homework. but in my conversations, he was well prepared, articulate, concise. >> and you're confident he can do the job? >> i'm not going to speak about confidence. he could be my boss. when is the last time you saw a subordinate discuss the confidence in his boss? my personal contacts with him have been very positive. if he's confirmed, i look forward to working with him. >> senator lindsey graham said he is going to hold up chuck hagel's nomination until you go on capitol hill and testify in a bengh
. # >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no. >> outstanding defense secretary leon panetta and joint chief chairman general martin dempsey on the hagel hearings, world hot spots and benghazi. >> this is not 911. you can't call in two minutes and expect a team in place. >> then the president's agenda. >> comprehensive immigration reform. prevent something like newtown or oak creek from happening again. >> what about jobs? with former obama policy adviser mellody barnes, former labor secretary elaine chao and a conversation about football and kids with the mvp of super bowl xl hines ward. i'm candy crowley. this is "state of the union." joining me now leon panetta secretary of defense and martin dempsey, chairman of the chief joint of staff. gentlemen, thank you both for being here. we had very interesting hearings on thursday for your replacement. i want to play you just a little bit from those hearings. >> the iranian's red line, persian gulf, some of the iranian questions you asked, i support the president's strong position on containment. by the way, i've just been handed a note th
. >> outstanding defense secretary leon panetta and joint chief chairman martin dempsey on the hagel hearings, hospitals and benghazi. >> this is not 911. you can't call in two minutes and expect a team in place. >> then the president's agenda. >> comprehensive immigration reform. prevent something like newtown hopefully from happening again. >> what about jobs? with former obama policy adviser meld barnes, former labor secretary elaine chao, mvp super bowl xl hines ward. i'm candy crowley and this is "state of the union." joining me now leon panetta secretary of defense and martin dempsey, chairman of the chief joint of staff. i want to play you a little of the hearings. >> as to the iranians red line persian gulf, some of the iranian questions you asked. i support the president's strong position on containment. by the way, i've just been handed a note that i misspoke. we don't have a position on containment. >> just to make sure your correction is clear. we do have a position on containment, which is we do not favor containment. >> we do not favor containment. >> i'm sure you've seen the cr
. we will see you tomorrow. >> good evening for defense secretary leon panetta and joint chiefs chairman and did to the senate armed services committee that they talked with president obama exactly once during the terrorist attack on the american consulate, said deadly super winter storm to bring historic snowfall, coastal flooding, while conditions and 3 feet of snow are expected. what is the department of homeland's security doing with all of the ammunition in its buying? another enormous ammunition purchase. agenda paula talk now about one point* 6 billion crowns over the past 10 months alone. we begin with the testimony of outgoing defense secretary panetta and chairman of joint chiefs general the see both bringing the ugly truth to light of the administration's handling of thank on see -- benghazi resulting in the death of chris stevens. lindsay gramm talked with president obama only once on the day of the attack. >> he relied with myself and the generals capabilities. he knows what we deployed and we presented that to him said he knew generally was deployed with as specifi
with the testimony of outgoing defense secretary panetta and chairman of joint chiefs general the see both bringing the ugly truth to light of the administration's handling of thank on see -- benghazi resulting in the death of chris stevens. lindsay gramm talked with president obama only once on the day of the attack. >> he relied with myself and the generals capabilities. he knows what we deployed and we presented that to him said he knew generally was deployed with as specifics to time he left that up to us. lou: he said he was bothered by the lack of security and admitted the state department never ask for any help from the military. >> did you ever get the message they could not sustain an attack on the consulate? >> was tracking that intelligence. >> did you receive that information? >> i did. >> get to the bodies. >> a great deal. >> why were forces in place ready to respond? >> we never received a request to do so. lou: we never received a request to do so. meanwhile the defense secretary could not answer a simple question was in charge trying to save the lives of the men murdered that night
coverage at 3:45, a farewell ceremony for outgoing defense secretary leon panetta. that it will be held at fort myer, virginia, and will include remarks from president obama and general martin dempsey. he said he will step down from his post once his successor is confirmed. for the time being, waiting here as secretary of state john kerry and the canadian foreign minister take the podiums. we are here at the state department waiting for secretary of state john kerry and the canadian foreign affairs minister john baird to hold their joint press conference. they have been meeting here, and talking about various issues, including the keystone xl will pipeline going from canada through the united states. got a little behind schedule. we will have more live coverage this afternoon at 3:45 as defense secretary leon panetta has a farewell ceremony attended by the president and also the joint chiefs of staff chairman, and we will bring that to you at 3 caught 45. while we wait for secretary kerry to appear, which the canadian of foreign affairs minister, we will look at a program from earlier w
mailbox. nancy cordes has the story. what's the biggest threat to america? the outgoing defense secretary leaves a stark warning. >> it would have one hell of an impact on the united states of america. >> pelley: we may have the ingredients for the biggest winter snowstorm yet this season. david bernard fills us in on when, where, and how much. and as the nation debates gun sales, one police unit in california is taking guns away from those who shouldn't have them. john blackstone there. >> when you're going to take their guns, they're not happy. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds-- unless it's saturday. the u.s. postal service added that qualification to its legendary motto today. the service is broke and it will drop saturday mail delivery in august. the troubles of the postal service are as big as the agency itself. the u.s.p.s. delivers 40% of all of the mail on earth and it has more than 522,000
of defense leon panetta testifies on capitol hill today about the attacks on the compound in libya. this follows his dire warnings about dramatic budget cuts due to kick in next month. panetta spelled out a list of cuts the pentagon will have to make, cuts he says will seriously undermine the military. susan mcginnis is in washington this morning. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. the cuts are already happening. the pentagon is shrinking its presence in the persian gulf of aircraft carriers. it's par of that long list that secretary panetta that said these cuts are going to have to happen in the coming weeks all because congress cannot agree on an alternative to the budget cuts that are going to kick in as well as a 2013 budget. the "uss truman" was expected to pull out of norfolk tomorrow to head to the persian gulf but wednesday afternoon word came in the truman will stay in port to save money. >> playing the waiting game. it's not very nice not knowing when we're pulling out. >> the pentagon is carrying u.s. presence overseas ahead of $55 billion budget cuts that
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and turmoil or it can be executed in a way to make it go rather smoothly. the department of defense has a choice about how to carry it out which will influence how successful it will be, what the costs are and how quickly it can be achieved. >> just to piggyback on that, our organization does a lot of reform work with the dod and. we engage with the uniformed services, civilian leadership, we engage legislators and getting the dod to make a decision is tough but getting the services to implement the decision is even tougher. i talk to people all the time, i tell them, like the dod asks the services to make them pasta and the navy makes siti and air force makes lasgna and air force makes mac and cheese. all three are pasta dishes but all are completely different. what we need to go forward, is see how the services implement the changes. would the reports come in on may 15th. what are the units they're asking exceptions for and are their parallels in different services and objections they're raised and different types of things. when we talk about execution that really needs to be where e
the administration tried to shoot down any notion that the president was checked out with one top defense issue e-mailing fox saying we had multiple phone calls, e-mails, video conferences with the national security council, state, cia, and all of the other players. panetta stressed many other american installations around the world face threats. >> you capture just willie nilly blow the hell out of a place without knowing what's taking place. >> panetta's testimony raised new questions about syria after he and dempsey revealed the president overruled almost his entire national security team when they pushed to arm the syrian opposition. >> did you support the recommendation by secretary of state, then secretary of state clinton and then head of cia general petraeus that we provide weapons to the resistance in syria? did you support that? >> we did. >> now, white house spokesman jay carney said he could not get into internal deliberations but added the administration has to be very careful not to send weapons that could wind up in the wrong hands. john? >> ed henry for us tonight at the white hou
. the confirmation vote fort next defense secretary was held up until the current pentagon chief agreed to answer questions about last september's terrorist attack in libya. today a senate panel got to question leon panetta, national security correspondent jennifer griffin tells us not everyone was satisfied with what they heard. >> based on time, distance and alertouldn't have gotten there on time. >> time, distance, the lack of an adequate warning, it takes hours to be able to respond. >> defense secretary leon panetta and joint chiefs chairman general martin dempsey explained why the military couldn't do more to save the lives of ambassador chris stevens, sean smith, tyrone woods and glenn dougherty in benghazi on september 11. >> united states military, as i've said, is not and frankly should not be a 911 service capable of arriving on the scene within minutes to every possible contingency around the world. >> republican senators weren't satisfied. >> did you know how long the attack was going to last, secretary panetta? >> no idea. >> well, it could have lasted for two days. any airplane lau
any store to your car she carries her keys defensively and rarely shops alone. >> i usually have my husband with me. >> for most shoppers this is a sad wake-up call. a reminder of safety first. >> run in and run out. don't mess around. i come out ready. >> now, as we said there is a swarne camera in the area. done surveillance camera in the parking lot. authorities are urging female pedestrians to be on alert and if you have any information please call police. >> richard thank you. we're going to get to the story that is making news across the country. a former navy seal was killed at a shooting range in texas. routh killed chris kyle last night. kyle is a highly-decorated navy seal and the alleged killer is an iraqi war veteran. >> she's being charged with capital murder and two other charges. >> routh is a former marine, believed to be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. kyle was involved with helping fellow veterans deal with ptsd. >> schools were used for a possible pbs documentary. the report says that they signed an agreement w
quarter, a lot of folks say. >> it's a decline. >> with the defense spending being down, we know that sequestration is looming. that is going to cut defense spending, like it or not, if it's not resolved. what is your take on sequestration and the economy? >> i mean, sequestration is also -- lards causing it to decline in the fourth quarter. but without sequestration, have you very slow growth. you had a lot of people shift income into 2012 out of 2013, which tended to offset the sequestration. but have you a serious long-term problem. i hope they don't go through with the sequestration. i hope they don't do. it i hope an agreement comes on. i am not hopeful, but i hope it does happen. >> we hope they are learning to you, dr. art laffer, thank you. >> my pleasure. >> outgoing secretary leon panetta will face lawmakers over the military's response to the terrorist attack in benghazi that killed chris stevens and three others. but panetta was already on the hot seat today and insisted that the military did all that it could. >> very frankly, intelligence didn't provide any warning
't for fast relief. cue up alka-seltzer. it stops heartburn fast. ♪ oh what a relief it is! >>> defense secretary leon panetta came out in support of chuck hagel. president obama's choice for defense secretary. >> what you've heard from republicans thus far has been, why -- where is the calvary in all of this, why didn't the military over the course of what we've been told was a seven-hour incident if you can call it an incident. why over the course of seven hours was there not a strike team of some sort that could be put into benghazi to try to help out. on the show today, i had not just leon panetta, but as well the chairman of the joint chiefs, martin dempsey, and i asked them that very question, like why wouldn't you on 9/11, have troops sort of ready? and dempsey said to me, we did, the minute we knew the incident happened, the secretary of defense said, move some troops, scramble some troops, get them ready, let us know what their transit time would be. that's where it ended. i said, why didn't you just move them at that moment when you knew there was trouble. here's what dempsey
martin has discovered that sequestration is already cutting into national defense. >> reporter: late this afternoon, the 5,000 crew members of the aircraft carrier "truman" got the word: they will not be leaving their home port of norfolk, virginia, for the persian gulf this friday as planned. their deployment is being postponed due to the looming budget crisis. vice admiral mark fox says that means the u.s. will have only one instead of the normal two aircraft carriers in the persian gulf. what does that mean, operationally? >> what it does change is the opportunity to have additional capability immediately. there will be additional time distance associated with bringing another vessel over if that's required. >> reporter: do you know how much you're saving by doing this? >> in the hundreds of millions of dollars. >> reporter: the postponement of the "truman's" deployment, along with that of a guided missile cruiser, is the most visible of automatic budget cuts known as sequestration, compounded by the absence of a new budget of fiscal year 2013. a double whammy which has a normally
much, mike emanuel down on capitol hill today. jon: meantime outgoing defense secretary lee on panetta on capitol hill right now on the a hearing for the benghazi terror attack where he addressed the pentagon's response to the assault on our consulate on september 11th. four americans, including our ambassador to libya, died in that attack. this comes just a day after mr. panetta emotionally charged parting speech to students at georgetown university where he blasted the massive defense cuts known as the sequester, set to go into effect just weeks from now. >> if sequester happens, let me tell you some of the results. we will furlough as many as 800,000 dod civilians around the country for up to 22 days. they could face a 20% cut in their salary. you don't think that will impact on our economy? you don't think that's going to impact on jobs? you don't think that's going to impact on our ability to recover from the recession? jon: mr. panetta also deliver ad stark warning about the scale and scope of cyber attacks on this country saying they could cripple the united states. >> we are li
happen. defense secretary panetta meet the u.s. congress. good morning, everyone. i'm brian shactman. any saturday mail you might miss can easily be delivered by twitter. thanks for joining us on this thursday, february 7th. an unexpected move by the white house on those not so secret drone memos. this as the president's pick for the cia director heads to capitol hill to defend his record as mastermind of the drone program. plus, republicans pick their guy to respond to the president's state of the union address. we'll explain what it means for the party moving forward. >>> a little later, a big snowstorm expected to dump up to two feet of snow in parts of new england. we'll show you who will be the hardest hit straight ahead. first, let's get to the news live here at 5:30 a.m. eastern time at 30 rock in new york city. we begin with new developments involving the nation's highly secretive drone campaign. members of congress demanding more details into how the administration justifies the targeted killing of american citizens. the white house says president obama has directed the departmen
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